Les Mikesell wrote:

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Joerg Schilling
The GPL is all that gives you permission to distribute. If it is
void then you have no permission at all to distribute any covered
Fortunately judges know better than you....

If you read the reasoning from judgements, you would know that judges just look
at the parts of the GPL that are not in conflict with the law. Judges know that
making the GPL void as a whole would be a desaster.
There is nothing in conflict with law about prohibiting distribution.
And you cant' just unilaterally pick parts of the licence that
permits distribution that you like and ignore the rest.

There is no doubt that the GPL is on conflict with

  US Copyright law title 17 paragraph 106

if you believe that this makes the GPL void as a whole, verify that you are
trying to be serious and stop shipping your Linux distro immediately!


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